There has been a lot of great receivers to come out of California over the years but no one has ever caught passes for more yards than Ridgecrest (Calif.) Burroughs Anthony Celestine. The talented wide out visited Colorado State this past weekend and said he will be committing to the Rams on Monday.
Celestine, 5-10, 175 pounds finished the year with 100 catches for 2,033 yards and 24 touchdowns. He became the first player in state history to go over 2,000 receiving yards for one season and he easily beat the previous state record of 1,846 set in 1977 by Steve Martinez from Wilson of Los Angeles.
We really liked Celestine at the SoCal Nike Camp where he clocked a 4.53 in the 40, 4.23 in the shuttle and jumped 32 inches in the vertical. He has great hands and was one of the best receivers we saw this past year running after the catch.
“I liked Colorado State a lot, it was everything I thought it would be,” Celestine said. “It’s a nice, small college town and the players are all one big family. They took me in like I was already a player there and made me feel like part of the team. I really liked that. Academically, they have great support there and getting a degree is very important to me because you’re always just one play away from never playing again.
“I have a trip set to Oregon in January but I’m not going to be taking it. I’m going to commit tomorrow to Colorado State. I thought about doing it on the visit but decided I wanted to come home and think things over first and make sure it was the right decision. I’m comfortable that is and I’m looking forward to doing some great things for the Rams.”